I suppose it would be better to install a more powerful ventilation unit in the kitchen itself to help draw this out during the times when I need to use it.
In some ways, I wish I didn’t want to do things the old fashioned way. I should start with saying that I feel that making meals for my family from scratch is very important to me and I want to know that the ingredients are simple, healthy, and not processed with any sort of chemicals. This means that I take the time to even grow the vegetables that I use. I garden all summer and with the harvest I preserve the bounty by canning. This allows me to always have quality fruits and vegetables on hand all winter long that I can use in my family’s favorite recipes. The part of this whole process I dread, and has almost made me reconsider the process is the fact that I have to suffer with the added heat and humidity in my kitchen for hours. Canning takes a lot of time between prepping, cooking, and sealing the jars. Each day my home may start out feeling comfortable but a few hours in, I am just ready to have the process done. At that point I know that I still have hours ahead of me to complete the job so I try turning the air conditioner up. This does little to combat the temperature or moisture in the kitchen and only proves to make the rest of the house too cold. I suppose it would be better to install a more powerful ventilation unit in the kitchen itself to help draw this out during the times when I need to use it. I know that a range hood can help but I really think I need some sort of extra unit to do the job. Our HVAC dealer can probably point us in the right direction and install something to help. It will be worth any investment to make my canning season easier on me.